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Westfield Announces Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

August 12, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Westfield Corporation has announced the Garden State Plaza debut of UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL, an immersive, limited-run exhibit of museum-quality, near life-size reproductions of the iconic master’s frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The exhibit will be open daily from September 1 through October 15 at the Westfield Garden State Plaza. Ticket prices start at $15 and are available in advance at Day of tickets are also available for sale at the Box Office. Special rates for students, seniors, and members of the military are available.

Discounted group tickets for parties of 10+ are available. The exhibit space is also available for private or corporate events. To inquire about group reservations or private events, please visit

The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows visitors to experience one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced to near original size in a format that allows viewers an ideal vantage point from which to observe the artist’s masterpieces. Through 34 reproductions artfully displayed in a deeply engaging environment, this innovative presentation of world-renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement brings audiences face-to-face with the artwork, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in Rome and want a closer look, or who have never made the trip but want to revel in the wonder and beauty themselves.

“There are few works of art as beloved as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We are thrilled to showcase this beautiful exhibit in our centers across the country and give viewers the chance to experience this artwork in an up close and intimate way,” said Scott SandersWestfield’s Creative Head of Global Entertainment. “Westfield is tremendously excited to bring this stunning display to the U.S. and to give many people across the country a once in a lifetime chance to view these works for themselves.”

For art lovers and the devout, this exhibit offers the chance to explore the work in a way that is both contemporary and curated – uncluttered, self-timed, and in-depth. Guests may enhance their experience by adding an optional audio guide, with narrative accompaniment available in four languages. Audio guides are available for $3 and are included in advance ticket packages online or at the box office.

UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL is showcased in a spacious, climate-controlled tent on the grounds of Westfield Garden State Plaza, in the West Parking Lot between Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor. The exhibit is conveniently located near ample parking and just steps away from the Center’s extensive collection of stores and restaurants.

UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL is a licensed exhibition of SEE™ Global Entertainment, a LA-based exhibition production company which acquired the worldwide rights to the fresco reproductions originally photographed by world-renowned photographer Erich Lessing. The exhibit will also travel to SacramentoLos AngelesSan DiegoSeattleChicago, and Annapolis, MD.

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